The combination of pitching and power guides the team to another series win
Minnesota State’s baseball team played a three-game series in Bismarck, North Dakota, winning all three games against University of Mary this past weekend.
The team had a double header Saturday, April 6, taking both games with ease.
The first game marked a 6-0 victory and another win for sophomore pitching phenom, Cam Kline, who extends his record to 6-0 on the season. Kline pitched 7 innings, giving up five hits and eight strikeouts.
Second baseman Teddy Petersen had a 3-for-4 effort, including a double and knocking in two runs for the Mavericks, while junior Ty Denzer and senior Jordan Hart also of their own had two RBIs in the first game against the Marauders.
The Mavericks as a team piled together 13 hits and ended up with two errors. Regardless of those two mistakes, they played well and were able to get their 20th win of the season.
MSU had just as much success in their second game, just with more offensive power. They picked up their 21st win on an 11-2 victory.
Redshirt sophomore Trevor Divinski picked up his third win on the season, giving up five hits and two runs in 6 innings.
Both redshirt junior Ty Buck and freshman Nick Altermatt hit homeruns in the victory. Buck led the team with four RBI’s on two hits during the game.
Junior pitcher Hunter Even picked up his first save on the season after getting in 3 innings of work. He only gave up one hit and recorded six strikeouts.
The Mavericks are now 22-8 on the season after taking the third game against the Marauders.
Redshirt freshman Kyle Nordby record his third win on the season after battling towards a 12-4 victory. Nordby came in to relieve starting pitcher Collin Denk after he gave up six hits and two runs. Nordby struck out two of the three batters he saw.
U-Mary scored first and took a one-run lead early in the ball-game, until MSU battled back with a strong second inning. The Mavericks totaled eight runs in the second inning, powered by first baseman Buck, who hit a grand slam. That marks his sixth of the season after hitting just one last year.
The Marauders had 10 hits, just one shy of MSU, but they didn’t do themselves any favors when they recorded six errors. It’s hard to win ball games when they are committing those kinds of mistakes. The Mavericks capitalized and scored two runs on those mistakes, completing the series sweep.
Coming up next, the Mavericks will travel to Aberdeen, South Dakota, to take on Northern State. They will play two games on Wednesday, April 10 for a doubleheader. The Wolves are 12-14 on the season, as the Mavericks try to capitalize on a weak NSIC opponent.
Header photo courtesy of Maverick Athletics.